Update: According to the Chicago Police Department, the report of a sexual assault of a student has been deemed “not bona fide,” said Alan Cubbage, vice president for University Relations, in an e-mail. The news officer of the Chicago Police Department told Cubbage that after detectives interviewed the student, they determined it to be “not a criminal sexual assault, not a bona fide incident.”
John Mirabelli, a police officer in News Affairs in the Chicago Police Department, said that the department interviewed the victim and determined that her charge was not “bona fide,” and that the case did not amount to “criminal sexual assault.”
“This is basically it, it’s a closed case,” he said.
Mirabelli declined to give the name of the student or elaborate on any more details of the case.
More to come. Read the original version of the article below.
A female Northwestern student was sexually assaulted at about 12:25 a.m. today in an apartment building close to the Jarvis Street train station in Chicago, the university said in an e-mailed statement.
The Chicago Police Department is looking for the suspect, whom the university described as a “dark-skinned African American male, approximately 25 years old, 5-6 to 5-7 inches tall, with a thin but muscular build, wearing a black leather jacket and dark jeans.”
The man followed the student from the CTA Red Line elevated train station located at Addison Street, where she boarded the northbound train to Evanston. He tried to persuade the victim to get off the train with him. After she refused, the man forced her off the train at Jarvis Station to an apartment building about one-half block away, where he sexually assaulted her. The victim later managed to escape the apartment and notified police.
The Chicago Police Department is investigating the case, the university added.
Read the university alert.
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Correction:The update of this article called Al Cubbage “vice president for university affairs.” He is vice president for University Relations. Thanks to commenter Fact Checker for the correction.